Last post talked about asking WDJD instead of WWJD — What Did Jesus Do instead of guessing what He would do. We saw that Paul said to follow him as he followed Christ. And we saw that Jesus said He came to reveal the Father by doing what He did. So we should do what we see Jesus did throughout the New Testament.
But wait! Was Jesus saying something about that harsh old law-touting God of the Old Testament? Why would Jesus have to reveal Him when we can read all about Him from Genesis to Malachi? And how could Jesus say that He did what that ogre Old Testament God did. Wasn’t Jesus lovey dovey!
I remember when it knocked the socks off this moose, so that my hooves are uncovered to this day, to learn that the Jesus Christ of the New Testament was the God of the Old Testament. Read those stunning words again: Jesus Christ of the New Testament was the God of the Old Testament.
If you don’t already know this huge truth, here’s a little bit of proof:
- The beginning in the Bible is really John 1:1 not Gen. 1:1. In John 1 we learn that Jesus Christ was the Word that was with God before creation and before He became flesh and tabernacled with us.
- In Col. 1:16-18 we learn that Jesus Christ was the Creator of all things.
- Jesus told the religious leaders that He was the “I Am” before Abraham (John 8:56).
- Jesus Christ was the Rock that followed the Israelites in the wilderness (I Cor. 10:4).
- Jesus said nobody has seen God the Father or heard His voice (John 5:37). The One they saw and heard had to be the One Who became Jesus.
Just as doing what Jesus did in the New Testament can mightily transform your life, so too can doing what the Pre-incarnate Jesus did in the Old Testament.
No wonder His written Word says “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Heb 13:8). The Living Word did the same when He walked with Adam and Eve in the garden as He did as our Savior when He walked the earth for 3-1/2 years.
If we really do what Jesus did, it will shake up our lives! Do we have the courage to walk as He walked (I John 2:6)?
FUN FACT: Most moose live 12 to 25 years on average. Jesus is Eternal except for the 3 days and 3 nights He was dead in the grave. He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb. 13:8), so this moose never wants to stop passionately doing what He did.
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